# MURDER RIDDLES

### Fun Facts (Hints)

Here are some facts to consider while attempting to solve these:
• A murder mystery that remains unsolved is called a cold case.
• Homicide deaths by firearm are very high in the United States compared to other leading industrialized nations.
• Detectives dedicate a great chunk of their time to keeping up with records and reports of situations they come across daily.
• Edgar Allen Poe is said to have been the first major author to write a story based on a fictional detective.
• According the Bureau of Labor statistics, there are a little over 750k detectives and police officers currently working inside of the United States.
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## A Call From The Police

Hint:
The Police didn't tell the man where the crime scene was, but the man knew.
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Solved: 83%

## Kill Me And I Shall Live

Hint:
A candle
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Solved: 42%

## The Bloody Child Riddle

Hint:

A bit of a quibble really but those apparitions did not play fair; Macduff was from his mother's womb untimely ripped. Presumably this was an early Caesarean.
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Solved: 36%

## The Family Murder Riddle

Hint:
We know from (3) that the youngest person was not the victim, from (4) that the youngest person was not the helper and from (6) that the youngest person was not the killer. The youngest person can only have been the witness therefore. If we make up a chart there are now three possible combinations:

Oldest person (father) H H M

Next to oldest (mother) V M H

Next to youngest (son) M V V

Youngest (daughter) W W W

(H = Helper ; V = Victim ; M = Murderer ; W = Witness)

We can work out from (5) that the father was the oldest, from (2) that the youngest person must have been the daughter. Therefore the next to the youngest must have been the son and the next to the oldest, the mother.

Of three possibilities: the first is impossible (from (3) the youngest person and the victim were of different sexes); the third is also impossible (from (1) the witness and the helper were of different sexes). Therefore only the second possibility holds and the mother was the murderess
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Solved: 54%

## The Stranger Riddle

Hint:
The stranger was a baby and the woman died in childbirth.
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Solved: 37%

## Killer Bertha Riddle

Hint:
Bertha was a hurricane
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Solved: 36%

## The Sister's Murder Riddle

Hint:
The sisters are Siamese twins.
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Solved: 49%

## The Sound In The Forest

Hint:
No, it makes a corpse!
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Solved: 47%

## Out For The Movie Riddle

Hint:
The wife is a photographer.

She shot a picture of me , developed it, and hung it up to dry.
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Solved: 74%

## The Multistory Building Suicide Riddle

Hint:
At every floor, the detective had to open the window himself. If the man had committed suicide, then at least one of the windows must have been open. A person who is committing suicide wont close the window behind him. Thus he knows that someone pushed him off the edge and closed the window afterwards.
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Solved: 65%

## Down The Well Riddle

Hint:
The mother would remove the bodies from the well and hide them. When she was killed and thrown down the well, nobody removed and hid her.
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Solved: 59%

## Condemned To Death Riddle

Hint: When's the last time you ate?
The 3rd one because the lions should have died after not eating for 3 years.
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## The Homicide Team Riddle

Hint:
If the man killed himself, he would not have been able to rewind the cassette. Thus it is clear someone else killed him.
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Solved: 79%

## The Innocent Murderer Riddle

Hint:
The exterminator!
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Solved: 51%

## Retired Killer Riddle

Hint:
He wanted to take another stab at it.
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Solved: 39%

## Post Your Murder Riddles Puns Below

Can you come up with a cool, funny or clever Murder Riddles of your own? Post it below (without the answer) to see if you can stump our users.

1. I saw someone kill a bunch of people with a calendar. It was premeditated murder.

2. Did you hear about the chef who got caught cooking up a murder? It was a recipe for disaster.

3. When the fashion designer's assistant was found dead, everyone suspected foul play. She had a killer sense of style.

4. They couldn't figure out who killed the circus clown. There were just too many suspects, it was a clownspiracy.

5. The gardener was accused of murder after a body was found in the flower bed. Looks like they finally found a plant that could root out the competition.

6. The magician was accused of murder after making his assistant disappear. Turns out she was just waiting in the wings.

7. The writer was found dead in his office with a pen in his hand. It was a case of the pen being mightier than the sword.

8. When the cow was found dead in the field, they suspected the farmer. Looks like someone really had a beef with them.

9. When the athlete was found murdered at the Olympic games, everyone was shocked. It was a real shot to the podium.

10. The astronaut was accused of murder after a body was found on the space station. Looks like he wanted to take crime to new heights.

11. The umpire was found murdered after making a controversial call. Looks like someone really struck out.

12. When the opera singer was found dead, the detectives suspected the conductor. Looks like someone didn't like the way she sang.

13. The film director was accused of murder after a stunt went wrong on set. Looks like he was really the director of death.

14. When the politician was found dead in his office, the detectives suspected foul play. Looks like he was finally out of office.

15. The banker was found murdered in his office after a break-in. Looks like the robbers wanted to make a large withdrawal.

16. When the bartender was found dead, it was a real shot to the heart. Looks like someone wanted to take the "last call" quite literally.

17. The dentist was accused of murder after a patient died during a procedure. Looks like they wanted to take a bite out of crime.

18. When the detective was killed on the job, they finally solved the case. It was suicide.

19. The carpenter was found dead with a hammer in his hand. Looks like he was hammering away at his enemies.

20. When the pilot was killed in a crash, the detectives traveled all the way to the scene of the crime... by plane.

21. The computer programmer was accused of murder when their virus killed someone's computer. Looks like they had a real killer app.

22. When the swimmer was found dead in the pool, the detectives dove into the investigation. Looks like they wanted to unravel the depths of the mystery.

23. The fortune teller was murdered in her shop. Looks like the crystal ball didn't predict this.

24. When the tailor was killed, the detectives noticed a thread of evidence. Looks like they finally found the "fabric" of the case.

25. The astronomer was killed during a meteor shower. Looks like they didn't see that one coming.

26. When the archaeologist was killed while on a dig, the detectives discovered a bone-chilling clue. Looks like someone wasn't happy about the artifacts being unearthed.

27. The drummer was killed during a concert. Looks like someone wanted to beat him to the punch.

28. When the artist was killed in a museum, the detectives knew they had a masterpiece of a case. Looks like they finally found the frame of the matter.

29. The comedian was killed on stage. Looks like they knew how to kill with their jokes.

30. When the pizza delivery driver was killed, the detectives followed a very cheesy clue. Looks like someone really took the toppings too far.

31. The firefighter was killed in a blaze. Looks like someone wanted to put out the heroism.

32. When the soccer player was killed during a game, the detectives had to kick it into gear. Looks like they finally found the goal of the case.

33. The plumber was killed on the job. Looks like they wanted to drain his life away.

34. When the ice skater was killed, the detectives had chills going down their spine. Looks like they finally found the blade of the mystery.

35. The hair stylist was killed in their salon. Looks like someone gave them the chop.

36. When the mountain climber was killed on their ascent, the detectives had to scale the investigation. Looks like they finally found the summit of the case.

37. The race car driver was killed during a event. Looks like they wanted to race ahead of the competition.

38. When the swim coach was killed, the detectives immersed themselves in the case. Looks like someone had a stroke of madness.

39. The psychologist was killed in their office. Looks like they couldn't cure the killer's insanity.

40. When the pianist was killed during a performance, the detectives had to take note of the clues. Looks like they finally found the key to the case.

41. The teacher was killed in their classroom. Looks like they had some serious homework to do.

42. When the scientist was killed in their lab, the detectives had to experiment with the evidence. Looks like the killer wasn't one for formulas.

43. The mural painter was killed while painting. Looks like they got the wrong kind of brush-off.

44. When the butcher was killed in their shop, the detectives had to follow the meaty trail. Looks like someone wanted to cut the competition.

45. The bus driver was killed while on duty. Looks like they were on the wrong route.

46. When the astrophysicist was killed, the detectives had to investigate the universe for clues. Looks like someone was going to the black hole of prison.

47. The DJ was killed during a rave. Looks like the killer wanted to spin a different tune.

48. When the veterinarian was killed in their clinic, the detectives had to chase a different kind of animal. Looks like someone wanted to put the vet down.

49. The actress was killed during a play. Looks like they took their role a little too seriously.

50. When the athlete was killed during training, the detectives were put to the test. Looks like someone was ready to run away from punishment.